Documentation forKiwi Syslog Server NG

Kiwi Syslog Server NG 1.1 system requirements

Release date: January 17, 2024

SolarWinds strongly recommends that you install Kiwi Syslog Server on a server that is protected from unauthorized access by the public. If your use of Kiwi Syslog Server does not need to be public or internet-facing, install it on a server that is neither public, nor internet-facing. To learn about best practices for configuring your Kiwi Syslog Server installation securely, see Best practices to secure SolarWinds Products.

Before you install Kiwi Syslog Server NG, verify that your server meets the minimum hardware and software requirements and that the required ports are open.

For information about new features, see the KSS NG 1.1 release notes.

Hardware and software requirements for Kiwi Syslog Server NG

Hardware or software Requirement
Operating system
  • Windows Server 2022
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows 11
  • Windows 10
Operating system architecture
  • 64-bit
CPU

Minimum: 2-core processor

Recommended: 4-core processor

RAM

Minimum: 4 GB

Recommended: 8 GB

Hard drive space 2 GB
.NET framework

Microsoft .NET Framework 7.0

Browser
  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Opera

Port requirements for Kiwi Syslog Server NG

Port Protocol Service Direction Description
514 (default), plus one Ephemeral port UDP Kiwi Syslog Service Inbound Syslog messages listened for and received by the Syslog Server
1468 (default) TCP Kiwi Syslog Service Inbound Syslog messages listened for and received by the Syslog Server

162 (default) for IPv4

163 (default) for IPv6

UDP /TCP

Kiwi Syslog Service Inbound

Trap messages listened for and received by the Syslog Server

6514 (default) TCP Kiwi Syslog Service Inbound Secure Syslog messages listened for and received by the Syslog Server
5000, plus one Ephemeral port TCP/TLS Kiwi Syslog Service Bidirectional Internal communication between the Syslog service and Syslog Web Server
443 (default) TCP Web Server Inbound Standard secure port for HTTPS
25 (default) TCP SMTP Service Outbound SMTP email port that Syslog Server uses for alerting